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92_SB0720enr SB720 Enrolled LRB9207687DHmb 1 AN ACT in relation to broadcasting. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Broadcast Industry Free Market Act. 6 Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act: 7 (a) "Broadcasting industry" means television, radio, and 8 cable stations. 9 (b) "Broadcast employee" means any employee of a 10 broadcasting industry employer, other than a sales or 11 management employee. 12 Section 10. Post-employment covenants not to compete are 13 prohibited. 14 (a) No broadcasting industry employer may require in an 15 employment contract that an employee or prospective employee 16 refrain from obtaining employment in a specific geographic 17 area for a specific period of time after termination of 18 employment with that broadcasting industry employer. 19 (b) This Section does not prevent the enforcement of a 20 covenant not to compete during the term of an employment 21 contract or against an employee who breaches an employment 22 contract. 23 Section 15. Damages. Any person or entity that violates 24 Section 10 of this Act is liable for civil damages, 25 attorney's fees, and costs.
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